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Latitude: 50.47 / 50°28'12"N
Longitude: -4.2259 / 4°13'33"W
OS Eastings: 242135
OS Northings: 65721
OS Grid: SX421657
Mapcode National: GBR NS.MLCY
Mapcode Global: FRA 271T.7GT
Entry Name: North Hooe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326387
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92598
Location: Bere Ferrers, West Devon, Devon, PL20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Bere Ferrers
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
SX 46 NW
2/11 North Hooe Farmhouse
House, originally farmhouse. Circa late C16 modified in C17 with circa mid C19
additions and alterations. Colourwashed rubble walls. Gable ended slate and
asbestos slate roof which varies in pitch and level. 3 rendered rubble stacks,one at
left gable end with brick shaft, one axial to the barn extension at the right-hand
end (formerly gable stack) and one axial stack, the latter 2 have slate dripcourses.
Originally three-room-and-through-passage-plan with hall stack backing onto passage
and gable end stacks to inner room and lower room (to the right). At the front of
the hall at the inner end is a shallow 2-storey bay with window which appears to be
original as does the newel stair situated in a projection on the opposite wall of
the hall. In the C19 the passage was possibly widened at the lower side for the
insertion of a staircase. Probably at the same time a small dairy was added
adjoining the front of the inner room. At the lower end of the lower room a 2
storey barn was built in the C19 which has been converted in C20 into living
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with 1 window former barn extension at the
right hand end. Circa early C20 mainly 2 light casements with small panes. Gabled
projecting 2-storey bay to left of centre has 3 light casement on ground and first
floor. To its right the ground floor window is 1 light. Ground floor right hand
window has 4 lights. To right of centre is C16 4-centred arch volcanic stone
doorway, quite richly moulded; probably C19 arched plank door. C19 dairy lean-to
projecting at front of left-hand end. At the rear is gabled stair projection to
right of centre.
Interior preserves a number of good quality early features. The large lower room
fireplace has had its lintel replaced but preserves a cloam oven at either side.
The doorway from the passage to the hall has a C17 oak square-headed ovolo-moulded
frame with runout stops; contemporary plank door with strap hinges. The hall has
frequently spaced fairly insubstantial cross beams which are chamfered with hollow
step stops. The,hall fireplace has hollow chamfered jambs and a replacement
chamfered wood lintel, the original one may have been granite. At the rear of the
hall another ovolo-moulded square-headed wooden doorframe with unusual reeded and
hollow step stops leads to the wide wood newel stairs; C18 door of 2 recessed
panels. The inner room has similar beams to the hall. On the first floor a small
wooden square-headed chamfered door-frame with ogee stops survive. There are 3
original trusses over the hall and inner room which consist of heavy oak principals
with threaded purlins and morticed apex, the curved collars are halved into the
principals and pegged. All are clean and the principals appear to have straight
The C19 dairy has slate shelves. The inserted early to mid C19 stairs are open well
with stick balusters and carved spandrels.
This house was was evidently built as a good quality farmhouse and still preserves
its interesting plan form with integral hall bay as well as a number of good
internal features whilst its exterior also remains fairly traditional.
Listing NGR: SX4213565721
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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